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Bevis (sometimes spelled Beavis or Bevys) is a given name of Old French or Welsh origin. It may also refer to:


  • Andrew Bevis, an Australian actor
  • Bevis John (Canon Bevis) (1984-) Grenadian, Minister of Religion
  • Arch Bevis (1955–), Australian Politician
  • Bevis Hillier (1940–), art historian and biographer of Sir John Betjeman
  • Bevis Longstreth, novelist and former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Billy Bevis (1918–1994), British football player
  • Fred Beavis, 57th mayor of Toronto
  • Howard Landis Bevis (1885–1968), president of Ohio State University
  • John Bevis (c.1664–1771), English astronomer, known for discovering the Crab Nebula
  • Leslie Bevis (1954–), an American actress
  • Marie-Louise Bévis (1972–), French athlete
  • Muriel Bevis, American, woman, professional baseball player
  • PJ Bevis (1980–), professional baseball player
  • A set of English professional wrestling siblings:
    • Roy Bevis (born 1982), best known as Zebra Kid and also known as Roy Knight; half-brother of the next two listed individuals
    • Zak Bevis (born 1990), best known as Zak Zodiac and also as Zak Knight
    • Saraya-Jade Bevis (born 1992), best known as Paige and also as Britani Knight

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  • Bevis, Ohio, a community in the United States
  • Bevis Marks, a street in the City of London
  • Bevis Marks Synagogue, the oldest functioning synagogue in the United Kingdom, situated in a courtyard off the above street


  • HMS Sir Bevis, original name of a Royal Navy 24 class sloop; later renamed HMS Eaglet
  • Sir Bevys, a British thoroughbred racehorse, winner of the 1879 Epsom Derby
  • Bevis (ship), a sailing vessel carrying passengers from England to the British colonies in America between 1635 and 1638